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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Dr Henry Tankel

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Brian Redhead
6.30 7.30, 8.30 News Summary 6,45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Inverdale

: News

: Election Call: [number removed]

Sir Robin Day introduces your Questions to the party politicians seeking your votes. lines open from 8.0am
A simultaneous broadcast with BBC1

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week visitors to the Northern Ideal Home
Exhibition at the G-Mex Centre, Manchester put their horticultural Queries to Geoffrey Smith
Dr Stefan Buczacki and Fred Downham. Chairman Clay Jones producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham.
Unknown: Clay Jones
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

The Right Present by JILL NORRIS Read by Shirley Dixon Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Jill Norris
Read By: Shirley Dixon
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 71; The royal banners forward go (BBC HB 91); Psalm 100; I Corinthians 9, w 19-27;
Ye servants of God (BBC HB 287) Stereo

: Pillars of Society

The last of the series 6: The Jockey Club
The Jockey Club is horse racing's ultimate authority.
Traditionally, it has elected its own members, who take turns to administer the sport.
Brough Scott examines how the ruling body of the 'Sport of Kings' serves the interests of what is now a multi-million pound industry.


Unknown: Brough Scott

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Along 5: Football Hero Presented by DAVID HYDE and BARBARA SWEENEY (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Changes
1: Moving Home by ALAN LAMBERT Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Maths: Calculated Tales Going for Gold by ALAN GRAHAM Stereo (e)
11.50 Poetry Corner 5: Bees in the Blossom by GEORGE TARRY (e)


Presented By: David Hyde
Presented By: Barbara Sweeney
Unknown: Alan Lambert

: Piano Portrait

Patricia Carroll introduces and plays music from her Victorian collection of pieces composed by famous pianists of the day.
This week: Theodor Leschetizky Producer ANDREW MUSSETT


Introduces: Patricia Carroll
Composed By: Famous Pianists
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: A Lexicon of Laughter

Richard Anthony Baker ventures on a voyage with some vaudeville virtuosi, among them Frankie Howerd , Horace Kenny , Jack Benny and others. Producer ALAN OWEN. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Anthony Baker
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Horace Kenny
Unknown: Jack Benny
Producer: Alan Owen.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Noisy Natalie and the Baby. Stereo (R)
2.5 Looking at Nature: Meadow Kneel, look and listen - a safari park in the glass with timmy MALLETT. Stereo (R) (e)
2.20 Talk to Me 5: Riddle Me Ree Doofy goes to a party by ANITA HEWETT. Stereo (e)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): The Witches' Wood by JOE DUNLOP (R) (e)
2.40 Travel and Tourism
5: Jobs, skills and opportunities Presented by VAL BETHELL Stereo (e) For tutor's pack send £1. 00 and large sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Anita Hewett.
Presented By: Val Bethell

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the week:
Margaret Atwood , the Canadian novelist and poet
Serial: Duplicate Keys (6)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Margaret Atwood

: The Afternoon Play

The Affair of the Deadly Ray (or Pandora Rides Again) by JOHN OWEN and JAMES PARKINSON with and Donald McLennan claims to have made a brilliant discovery. Unfortunately, something of a somewhat terminal nature prevents him passing his secret on. It's up to colleague James to find it, come what may, but the ruthless Manderville has the same idea!


Unknown: John Owen
Unknown: James Parkinson
Directed By: David Johnston
the intrepid James: Stephen Hattersley
the evil Manderville: Manning Wilson
Alice: Caro Gurney
Police Inspector: Alan Dudley
Donald McLennan: Henry Stamper
Coles: Graham Chinn
Smith: Jonathan Tafler
Ellis: Andrew Seear
Barber: Stephen Thorne

: Time for Verse

Six Honest Serving Men; 6: Who?
H. Colin Davis concludes his series of programmes of poems that ask questions.


Unknown: H. Colin Davis
Readers: Geoffrey Collins
Readers: Rosalind Shanks

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Back to Bax
The works of the English composer, Sir Arnold Bax , were largely ignored after his death in 1953. Now, thanks to the persistent efforts of musicians, and recording companies, Bax is enjoying a revival.
Michael Oliver reports.


Unknown: Sir Arnold Bax
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With CHARLOTTE GREEN including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: In Business

: Singer's Choice

A series of seven programmes in which the tenor and opera producer Nigel Douglas talks about some of his favourite singers with recordings. 6: Hans Hotter


Talks: Nigel Douglas
Unknown: Hans Hotter
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Analysis

The Protection Racket
Western leaders meet in Venice next week against a background of mutual recriminations over trade and protectionism.
American tariffs on Japanese chips, threats of tough
European action against
Japanese exports and growing pressure in the American
Congress for vigorous trade legislation have sparked talk of a trade war. What lies behind the protectionist backlash?
How significant is it? What are the implications for the international trading system? Presented by Stuart Simon Producer CAROLINE ANSTEY


Presented By: Stuart Simon
Producer: Caroline Anstey

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Clocking-on time at the chocolate factory and only one person's late - Ada. Is she going to miss life as well, especially if she follows the example others set for her?
Directed by TONY CUFF BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Mike Harris
Directed By: Tony Cuff
Carol: Sally Baxter
Mabel: Mabel Jane Lowe
Harry: John Branwell
Ada: Julie Ann Taylor
Des: Michael Levell
Trevor: Smon Bleackley

: Journey Round My People

Jamaican-born writer
Ferdi Dennis finishes his journey round six cities of Afro Britain. Brixton - The Biggest Island
This south London suburb is the heart of Jamaican life in the capital. A vibrant community, Bnxton has produced poets, businessmen and musicians - some, though, are homesick for their Caribbean island in the sun.


Unknown: Ferdi Dennis
Producer: Marina Salandybrown

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Michael Greenwood

: A Book at Bedtime


: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: The Needle's Tale

For many centuries, partly buried under Egyptian sands, lay a granite obelisk 69 feet long, weighing almost 200 tons.
In 1811 the Ottoman Empire made a gift of this stone to King George Ill. The 4,000-mile journey to England took, surprisingly, over 70 years.
Robert Booth tells the story of how Cleopatra's Needle came to London.
Producer ANGELA HIND (R)


Producer: Angela Hind

: Open University

11.30 Marxism and Art
11.50 Science: The story of DDT
12.10 am Music Interlude

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

12.30 A-level French: Voix de France
8: Les villes nouvelles Compiled by GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE (e)


Unknown: Geoffrey Braithwaite

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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